Castell’in Villa

Castell'in Villa

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2015

Popped and poured. The 2015 Castell’In Villa CC pours a bright ruby with medium+ viscosity, no staining of the tears and no signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is developing, with notes of tart cherries, some ripe BO (but I kinda like it?), spiced meat, dried herbs and dusty earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long, tart and has some great minerals giving the impression of freshness and, well, elegance. A solid expression of the Castelnuovo Berardenga UGA. Drinking well now but I think that’s more the generosity of the 2015 vintage than maturity. Drink now with some patience and over the next 5-10 years. — 4 months ago

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Jay Kline

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@Ira Schwartz but when they are that good, it’s hard to NOT drink them
Ira Schwartz

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@Jay Kline and well priced.
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@Ira Schwartz exactly. It seems almost criminal to drink wine this honest, this good for $25.

Marchesi Mazzei

Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2009

Tasty, but I would like it more if it didn’t have Cabernet Sauvignon in it and if they used less oak. Pretty rich and ripe. I prefer Felsina, Fontodi, Monsanto, Castell’in Villa, Rampolla, Isole e Olena and San Giusto a Rentennano to this! — 6 years ago

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